Uncut.FM Newsletter #1
Building An Awesome Ecosystem for Podcasters and Fans
Welcome to the first edition of the Uncut.FM newsletter, the NFT membership platform for podcasters.
Twice a month, we'll share:
Our latest product announcements.
Tips and tricks for building your NFT Membership Community.
Articles about the incredible web3 revolution that we recommend reading.
Invites to participate in our events.
And cool stuff we like ;-)
Continuing to Build An Exciting, Fair, and Profitable Ecosystem for Podcasters
Phase 1 of our Go-To-Market Roadmap is over and all our initial product tokens are gone. In the past four months, we've collaborated with 20 amazing podcasters who have minted over 500 NFTs. Now we're ready to welcome a new cohort of 100 new podcasters!
For Phase 2, we have ....
Minted 50 Inception tokens (FREE) specifically designed for those who want to learn about our platform. With this token, you can play with the Uncut.FM and mint up to 10 different NFTs and 1,000 copies for $0.
The password to claim these tokens is: outrun
These new tokens are gorgeous, by the way! We were inspired by the Outrun subculture ;-)
Uncut.FM is now 100% self-service 🤩
After minting over 500 NFTs manually for our Podcasters In Residence (PIR), we are now ready to let you play with the product on your own.
If you are an owner of our PIR Crew #1, VIP, Genesis, Explorer or Inception tokens, you may have discovered the Studio tab on your Uncut.FM when you log in.
This space allows you to create or update your Uncut.FM page and mint all your tokens for free and without any limitations! You can mint your podcast episodes in a few clicks directly from your RSS feed or mint original NFTs with image, audio and even video.
More love ❤️
We have added the ability for you and your community members to like different things. Now you can like an NFT without having to buy it and your NFT holders can also like your posts in your dedicated NFT Gated Space.
Users can now add nicknames and avatar pictures 🤖
Initially the crypto-wallet address that we automatically create for each user was the only way to identify a member. Now every user can add a nickname and an avatar picture to their Uncut.FM profile!
Copy member emails in one click 📧
As a podcaster you probably want to get all the email addresses of your members to send them a message by email or invite them to your next garden party.
Creators on Uncut.FM now have a fat, nice yellow COPY EMAILS button that will absolutely do what it says.
NFT Drop Spotlight
Hint: The above NFT is an ode to a certain podcast hosting company that has a nasty habit of scraping RSS feeds for email addresses and spamming potential customers.
Podcast in Residence Spotlight
Created by Saswat Sahu and Dr. Abhishek Nayak, recent episodes of “The Web3 Ocean Podcast” include:
Reinventing Compensation for Web3
DAOcraft - Designing the DAO Governance
Swimming in the Audioverse
Be sure to listen to it exclusively via Spotify.
Oh, and of course check out their NFT on Uncut.FM!
What are we reading, listening to, and writing?
“Uncut’s Practical Guide for Podcasters to Create NFT-Membership Communities”. This guide takes a deep dive into benefits podcasters can experience with NFTs (the ability to segment your audience, cut out middlemen, interact directly with your true fans, own your own monetization model, etc.) and real-life examples of how podcasters can create tokens and reward fans.
We recommend listening to a16z Podcast’s “Crypto, an Oral Essay” episode (listen on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or Spotify). The clip starting at 24:30 is great. In it, they talk about how YouTube creators and writers have previously relied on advertising or direct payments from their fans. In today’s world, however, crypto has opened up new ways of monetizing creative content online.
“The Ethereum Price Is Exploding Again. You Should Definitely Know Why,” an article by Tim Denning. Many creators on our platform have seen the value of their Uncut.FM wallet drop due to the recent crypto-currency crash (your tokens are minted in ETH). Personally, I was $10,000 rich with my 4 ETH in April, and now I'm down to $7,000.... But I have good news, ETH is soaring again. Plus, the next MERGE could push the price even higher. Time to MINT!!!
“For creators, community is the new follower count,” an article in the Washington Post, is about influencers creating groups on chat apps such as Geneva, Discord, and Telegram.
“Snapchat Begins Testing NFTs with AR Functionalities.” Would you turn your NFTs into augmented reality lenses that can then be superimposed into real-world backgrounds within pictures you take?
Check out this “Massive (3 pounds!) French truffle being sold in an NFT auction”!
Are you ready to fork over $300,000 to dine at “San Francisco’s first NFT restaurant and club”? ONLY in SF!!
“The Standards Innovation Paradox” has some interesting thoughts from the founder of Anchor, who says that RSS is great, but it might have jeopardized Podcast innovation...
Product Series - August 8th - 9:30am PT
Discover before anyone else the new solution we've designed to connect an existing crypto wallet to your Uncut.FM account. Join us to share your feedback before we start the implementation.
Product Series - August 15th - 9:30am PT
Discover before anyone else a new feature that allows you to create and manage redeemable benefits linked to your tokens. Join us to give us your feedback before we start the implementation.
Podcast Movement - August 23rd to 26th
Uncut.FM will join thousands of passionate podcasters and industry professionals from around the world. If you’re attending the conference in Dallas, join our secret web3 party!
Join the conversation!
Learn how to use NFT Memberships for your podcast on www.uncut.fm